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Sheri A. Callahan, M.A.

123 Heatherstone Road, Columbia, SC 29212


803-606-3650 * scc7927a@westpost.net

Organizational consulting, training, facilitation, speaking, alternative dispute


resolution, courseware development, performance assessments

Horizon Consulting Group, LLC 2000-present


Organizational Trainer, Speaker & Consultant:
"Cultivating the Possibilities in People"
A high energy consulting organization grounded in the principles of transformati
onal leadership, the professional development of people, clear accountability pr
actices, strategic planning, visioning and enlarging healthy team environments.
Responsibilities also included formal/informal presentations, cold calls, advert
ising, website development and all updates, responding to online requests, artic
le writing, networking, building relationships, invoicing, business related matt
ers, development of all courseware, including PowerPoint and any other needs for
the course and/or participants. Certified Facilitator for the Conflict Dynamics
Profile Individual and 360. Clients across industry lines, as well as across t
he US and abroad.
Engagement types, but not limited to the following:
Assessments and Recommendations
Leadership coaching in small group environments and one-on-one
Professional development training programs for groups up to 150
Tele/video conferencing for individual coaching or group training
Webinars
Customized professional development workshops on a quarterly basis
Business planning, creating core values, strategic planning
Conflict training and intervention at all organizational levels
Motivational keynote addresses for conferences, conventions, retreat...etc.
Example topic areas of expertise for leaders, staff and Train-the-Trainer Progra
ms:
Advancing Leadership Practices: Building the Foundation of Vital Skills
Communication Know-How: Assertive, Authentic, and Achievable
Leading from Afar; the challenges in leading field employees
Powerful Presentation Skills: prepare, think, execute
Conflict Competence and Confidence in the Workplace
Emotional Intelligence Choices for the Workplace
Cultivating Empowered, High Productivity Teams
Overcoming the Challenges of Leading Difficult People
The Successful Turbulence of Change
Behavioral Re-Conditioning Practices for Employees
Pro-Active Listening Skills for Staff and Leaders
Mediation Mastery: The Brilliance of Useful Intervention
Brief example of diverse client base working with leadership and staff:
Time Warner Cable
Blue Cross Blue Shield
University of Mississippi
US Environmental Protection Agency
C.E.E.L.I (Central European& Eurasian Law Initiative); Azerbaijan Judicial Syste
m
Tour Andover Controls
US Homeland Security
Santee Cooper Electric Cooperative
Cary Medical Center
Marriott Hotels
SC Healthcare Association
SC School Board Association
Thyssenkrupp
Southern Polytechnic University
University of South Carolina
Visiting Angels
Robert Half International, Inc. 1997-2000
Division Director
RHI is the world's largest, publicly-held recruiting firm. RHI specializes in th
e high-end permanent placement of accounting professionals. Functions included a
chieving personal and team goals. Staff development, consistent team motivation,
transparent communication and discipline were among the factors for success. Th
ese functions evolved as business sales milestones were achieved. Accolades for
the most individual sales in a single quarter ($220,000) were among my achieved
goals. Leadership and staff development along with a prosperous client base were
the most meaningful aspects of this employment.
Previous Employment: March of Dimes fund-raising, Knott's Berry Farm retail mgmt
, family business while in school. Previous education in nursing and family pra
ctice.
Education
Columbia College, Master of Arts "Human Behavior and Conflict Management"
University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts "Speech Communication"
Professional and Volunteer Affiliations
Association for Conflict Resolution
Co-Chair 10th Annual Conference 2010, Chicago, IL /Co-Chair 11th Annual Conferen
ce 2011, San Diego, CA. Appointed positions by the National President. The confe
rences provide over 100 workshops and skill programs for more than 1000 attendee
s.
Association for Conflict Resolution/SC Chapter President 2008-2009. Founding pre
sident leading a 12 member Board of Directors as developed, organized, motivated
and grew the first state-wide chapter of ACR.
America Speaks; Public Participation Organization: Volunteer Mediator/Facilitato
r